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House "Camelot" Including Interior, Front Fence and Grounds

Item details

Name of item: House "Camelot" Including Interior, Front Fence and Grounds
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 40 Martin Road, Centennial Park, NSW 2021
Local govt. area: Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
40 Martin RoadCentennial ParkSydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Camelot is significant as a locally rare and fine representative example of a Post-War International style house.
Date significance updated: 11 May 06
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Description

Designer/Maker: Nicholas Munster
Physical description: Single storey flat roofed cement rendered house with a massive horizontal concrete pediment featuring textured cement render. Concrete breezeblock panels extend across part of the facade, the remainder being plate glass. Features a recessed entry porch with two random coursed sandstone columns. High cement rendered front fence.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Substantially intact
Date condition updated:10 Mar 00
Further information: Heritage Inventory sheets are often not comprehensive, and should be regarded as a general guide only. Inventory sheets are based on information available, and often do not include the social history of sites and buildings. Inventory sheets are constantly updated by the City as further information becomes available. An inventory sheet with little information may simply indicate that there has been no building work done to the item recently: it does not mean that items are not significant. Further research is always recommended as part of preparation of development proposals for heritage items, and is necessary in preparation of Heritage Impact Assessments and Conservation Management Plans, so that the significance of heritage items can be fully assessed prior to submitting development applications.
Current use: residential
Former use: residential

History

Historical notes: The "Eora people" was the name given to the coastal Aborigines around Sydney. Central Sydney is therefore often referred to as "Eora Country". Within the City of Sydney local government area, the traditional owners are the Cadigal and Wangal bands of the Eora.

With European occupation of the Sydney region from 1788, the Cadigal and Wangal people were largely decimated but there are descendants still living in Sydney today.

The land formed part of the Centennial Park lands subdivision in 1905, and the Federation era residences represent the first stage of development. By 1925 most of the houses in the area had been built. The original house on this site, Parua, was demolished in 1967 and Camelot was subsequently built.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Aesthetically significant as a fine example of a Post War International Style house.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Locally rare example of a Post War International Style house
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Representative example of Post War International Style house.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Recommended management:

Requires further research to determine the name of the house's designer. The building should be retained and conserved. A Heritage Assessment and Heritage Impact Statement, or a Conservation Management Plan, should be prepared for the building prior to any major works being undertaken. There shall be no vertical additions to the building and no alterations to the façade of the building other than to reinstate original features. The principal room layout and planning configuration as well as significant internal original features including ceilings, cornices, joinery, flooring and fireplaces should be retained and conserved. Any additions and alterations should be confined to the rear in areas of less significance, should not be visibly prominent and shall be in accordance with the relevant planning controls.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanSydney LEP 2012I14214 Dec 12   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Martin Road, Centennial Park, Conservation Area Study and Guidelines Report2000 Kemp and Johnson Heritage Consultants and Planning Strategies P/L  Yes
Draft South Sydney LEP Amendment No.90    No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenAnita Heiss Aboriginal People and Place, Barani: Indigenous History of Sydney City

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2420250


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